From stone archways to antique artwork, Belmond Hotel Monasterio is alive with history. Right beside the lively Cusco central square is the hotel, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful retreat combines centuries-old charm with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites—all clustered around a tranquil central courtyard. The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cusco, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine.
Architectural Site Cuzco The Hotel’s design features historic touches to reflect its rich heritage. The stones around the entrance doors still bear the Spanish Arms Escutcheon and the image of Bishop Monsignor Juan Serricolea y Olea. The Chapel is decorated in Baroque style, with gold-plated pictures frames. Magnificent paintings depict scenes from the life of its patron saint. At the heart of the hotel is the beautiful cloistered courtyard, featuring a tranquil fountain and 300-year-old cedar tree.
Only a ten-minute drive from the airport. It is just two blocks from Cuzco's central square, where the cathedral and most important museums are located.
ROOMS & SUITES
Each Room is wonderfully unique, reflecting the monastery’s charm and elegance. Rich wood furnishings, antique artwork and architectural quirks add to the historic atmosphere.Some Rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cuzco’s high altitude.
Take home a unique souvenir, the techniques to create inspiring Peruvian cuisine.A short lecture and demonstration provides insight into the history of local dishes. You will also receive a special Hotel Monasterio apron to commemorate the day. Explore the architecture of Cuzco, or the green hills of the Sacred Valley. The more adventurous guest can take a two-day trek to the breathtaking Machu Picchu, or a four-day tour along the Inca Trail.
The tropical climate of Peru makes it a paradise for birdwatchers and botanists.Look out for the sapphire plumes of the Peruvian Martin. Or try and discover some of Peru’s 35,000 species of plant. Tailor-made programmes can be arranged to experience authentic Peruvian life.Learn about the production of famous exports, like cotton and fruit. Or learn about the rich history and intricate art of Andean weaving.